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What's New ?
   Mobile Yet?

A year ago Google announced that mobile sites would gain an edge over non mobile sites in search results. Many thought this was the end of the world for traditional non-mobile websites. The changes did have an immediate impact on local search results. Now a year later, Google has announced that mobile sites will get an additional boost in the rankings over their non-mobile counterparts.

With mobile searches now exceeding desktop searches (according to a recent statement from Google) the adjustments make sense but it does leave a person wondering how much of an impact it will have on non-mobile websites. The gradual approach seemingly adopted by Google a year ago gave many an opportunity to update their websites and take advantage of the favored rankings.

Will non-mobile websites ever be excluded from search engine rankings? It is hard to tell, but as mobile devices expand their reach it is conceivable that a day will come when a non-mobile web site will no longer be ranked by the search engines. This does not mean that anyone should panic. Although no one knows when or even if non-mobile sites will be excluded from search results it is important that we do not stick our heads in the sand. Mobile search is growing at a staggering rate and we should all prepare for the eventuality that mobile search will take over the search engine landscape.

Google declined to release the statistics regarding mobile search but they did say the stats were based on results derived from ten countries. Desktop searches seem to be holding there own in the U.S. according to a recent report by comScore. The report shows that in the U.S. desktop searches maintain a level somewhere in the mid forty percent range of all searches.

Regardless of the stats regarding desk top searches, all data suggests an increase in not only mobile search but mobile sales as well. Take a look around, it is difficult to go anywhere and not see someone attached to a smart phone. And if we as business owners want to stay attached to our customers we better respond appropriately.

Responsive design websites offer desktop, tablet and smart phone users a similar, but adjusted for their screen, view of a website. A responsive design site is like having three or even four websites in one. The view adjusts based upon the device used and the orientation of that device. A mobile website can be viewed on any device but is geared toward small screens like a smart phone. It does not matter which approach is used but mobile is the future and search engines are already adjusting their rankings and search results accordingly.
 Facebook Roles

Many businesses have a Facebook page where they can interact with the public. Facebook can be a great place to make announcements and answer consumer questions among other uses.

What happens if you are locked out of your Facebook page? What can you do? Facebook isn't exactly known as a premiere customer service organization. They can be slow to respond and it can be difficult to find information regarding login and password problems. So what can we do to avoid the headaches that a simple lost password can create?

First, be sure to set up multiple Administrators for your Facebook account. Consider a Spouse, Partner, adult child or siblings. Try to maintain at least two Administrators, three is even better.

 Maintaining only one Administrator could leave your Facebook page stranded and unattended if you are ever locked out. If you change email accounts, lose a password etc., one of the other Administrators should be able to log in and reestablish your administrative role.

Avoid employees as Administrators, you don't want to scramble to change passwords or admin roles when an employee moves on. A disgruntled employee can wreak havoc on a Facebook page especially if they remove your Administrative credentials and block your access to the page. If an employee needs the ability to edit your business Facebook page set them up with the Editor Role. This allows them to do everything an Administrator can do while restricting their access to other roles and settings.
#########    Just for Grins    #########  
Fun Things to Do When You Are Certain to Fail an Exam.
1. Get a copy of the exam, run out screaming "Andre, Andre, I've got the secret documents!!"
2. Five minutes into the exam, shout loudly at the instructor, "I don't understand ANY of this and I've been to every lecture! Who are you, and what did you do to the regular guy?
3. Complete the exam in crayon.
Turn the exam in approximately 30 minutes after it begins. As you walk out, comment on how easy it was.
Clap twice rapidly, when the instructor asks what you are doing explain that the light bulb that goes off above your head when you have an idea is plugged in to a clapper.
6. Upon receiving the exam, look it over, laugh loudly and say "you don't really expect me to waste my time on this do you?
Complete the exam writing everything backwards at a 90 degree angle.
8. Wear a full knight's outfit, complete with sword and shield to the exam.
Bring 14 pencils, lay them out strategically on your desk. Spend most of the exam time adjusting the position of the pencils.
Announce to the entire room that you are certain you would have aced this test if you had spent even one moment studying.
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